To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Index Page.
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Slides 1 -2: Summary Slide 3: Family Tree Slide 4: Character of Scout Finch Slide 5: Character of Atticus Slide 6: Character of Jem and Slide 7: Other important characters Slide 8: Other important charactersSlide 9: Themes Slide 10: Themes Slide 11: Themes Slide 12: Themes Slide 13: Key Questions and Quotations Slide 14: Summary – Key Points
Scout both suffer abuse from other children.
Aunt Alexandra - Atticus’s sister, a strong-willed woman with a fierce devotion to her family
Arthur “Boo” Radley
A recluse who never sets foot outside his house, Boo dominates the imaginations of Jem, Scout, and Dill
Atticus Finch –
Father, lawyer, widower
Jean Louise “Scout” Finch -
The narrator and protagonist of the story
“Dill” Harris - Jem and Scout’s summer neighbour and friend
Calpurnia - The Finches’ black cook
Tom Robinson - The black field hand accused of rape
Heck Tate - The sheriff of Maycomb and a major witness at Tom Robinson’s trial
Bob Ewell - A drunken, mostly unemployed member of Maycomb’s poorest family
Mayella Ewell - Bob Ewell’s abused, lonely, unhappy daughter
MissMaudie Atkinson -The Finches’ neighbour, a sharp-tongued widow, and an old friend of the family
Bob Ewell and Mayella Ewell
Miss Maudie Atkinson
Good and Evil
The social inequality in the novel is explored using the town of Maycomb and its complicated hierarchy.
The Finch family are well off within the town largely due to Atticus’s employment. As a result most of the town’s people are beneath them.
The country farmers the Cunninghams lie below the town’s people due to their ignorance whilst the Ewells are below the Cunninghams because of their immoral behaviour.
The black community in Maycomb lie even further below the Ewells in spite of their admirable qualities and good will.
It is this social hierarchy which allows the innocent Tom Robinson to be punished by the evil Bob Ewell.
These social divisions make up a large part of the adult world which Jem and Scout see, and these divisions appear to be irrational and destructive.
Social division ultimately epitomises the prejudice and ignorance of human nature.
Small Town life
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. -
Chapter 3 Atticus to Scout
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
Chapter 10 Miss Maudie
Winter, and a man walked into the street, dropped his glasses, and shot a dog. Summer, and he watched his children’s heart break. Autumn again, and Boo’s children needed him. Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.
Chapter 31 Scout
You may refer to two or three characters. – Edexcel June 2006